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    Mar 27, 2017, 04:03 PM
    I have a small claims judgment against me, how long does it remain active?
    I am in NJ and found that I have a small claims judgment against me in Indiana. It is from 2011. How long does this remain open?
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    Mar 27, 2017, 06:24 PM
    Forever.
    It's only billing that has a SOL. Once someone goes to court and gets a judgment, it's good forever.
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    Mar 27, 2017, 07:21 PM
    I had a friend who chased down someone he won a judgement against for 30+ years and finally got it from the guys estate when he died...The Judgement is forever..the writ can be renewed from time to time indefinitely.
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    Mar 30, 2017, 03:44 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by joypulv
    ... it's good forever.
    No, actually in many states (if not all), it is only good for so many years, and possibly may be renewed then. I don't know what the period may be in Indiana.
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    Mar 30, 2017, 05:03 PM
    Even if it has to be renewed, they can, so it could remain forever.
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    Mar 30, 2017, 07:57 PM
    So pay it. Otherwise it will always be there.

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